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03:22 min | 2 months ago

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"A frustrated hotel owner at the beginning of the Cold War and a bottle of whisky. NPR's Bobby Allen shares that slice of history from Berlin. Going into a Berlin club is like entering a different world. Inside the city's most famous club berghain, the techno music literally shakes your body. Smoke machines, cigarettes, and throbbing strobe lights make you feel like you're hallucinating. People are dancing, wearing sunglasses. Sometimes that's the only thing they're wearing. Outside the line can stretch for 5 hours or longer on some days. And if the bouncer doesn't like your vibe, too bad, you'll be denied at the door. Was waiting in line on a recent morning, hoping he'd get in. For a lot of people, especially in Berlin, clubbing is not like, oh, I want to go party and want to get wasted more like a lifestyle more like a hobby to go out and dance and connect with people. One key ingredient of this lifestyle, Berlin has no curfew, meaning clubs and bars can stay open all night or for many days in a row without closing. You can literally spend days in the club, get food. I see people who brush their teeth there. The no curfew law has a backstory, and it dates to 1949. Berlin was divided. The western half was controlled by European and American allies, the east was occupied by the Soviet Union. And there was a standoff. East Berlin kept pushing back the closing time of its bars so that they stayed open longer than those in the west. So if West Berlin had last call at 9 p.m., the east would say, all right, we're making ours 10 p.m.. The idea was they want to lure the western borders into the eastern part, and then infiltrate them with communism. That's canute hofmeister. He's a Berlin filmmaker who's examined this chapter of German history. Communism persuasion may have been part of the reason for the extended bar hours, but the east was also eager for the extra business. One hotel owner in the west had enough. His name was Heinz zeller Meyer. He made the suggestion. We abolished closing time, no closing time in West Berlin at all. Zeller Meyer made this pitch to the three leaders running West Berlin after the war. The British said no. They worried about pub goers getting too rowdy. But the Americans and the French were persuaded by zeller Meyer, who legend has it, made his case over a bottle of whisky. Part of his argument was, ending the curfew was an act of freedom, a testament to western values, and it worked. By a two to one vote, West Berlin's curfew was abolished. Here's Dimitri hedgeman, who founded tresor, one of the longest running clubs in Berlin. Ten minutes later, and from that day on, you know, Berlin enjoys a young knight every day, and after the wall came down, this was one of the most important points that this new night culture could start. Zeller Meyer, who died in 2011, isn't widely known, but is something of a folk hero among Berlin club owners like hedgeman. Some even call Zelda Meyer, the Uber Meister of Berlin's bar and club scene. According to the Berlin club commission, so called techno tourism, draws more than 3 million people to the city every year. It became a real attraction for the city, and also it was

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07:58 min | 8 months ago

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"Network for $44 billion while saying he'll take the company private The Tesla CEO is the richest man in the world and he's repeatedly tweeted to his millions of followers what he plans to change at the company and we are tech reporter Bobby Allen joined us to offer some insights into why It's a coveted piece of Internet real estate so it's a status boost to own it and Musk thinks he can make it better Now Musk is already CEO of the world's most valuable car company Tesla and he runs a very successful rocket ship company SpaceX but in his spare time he likes to play on Twitter sending out jokes and means and promotional stuff to his more than 80 million followers so he's a power user of Twitter right But you know as a business Twitter has been struggling for a while so Musk says he can make it a better business and if shareholders and regulators approve you know he's going to have a real shot at it Well so we'll see what happens there And his statement announcing the purchase of Twitter Musk described it as being a digital town square That he thinks should have fewer rules and the same statement Musk said that free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy And a lot of people have expressed concern about what that could mean the implication of course being that Twitter right now is not a welcome place for free speech But is that actually true Yeah I think it's fair to say that Musk is exaggerating quite a bit There are rules on Twitter right You can't harass people You can't bully You can't incite violence You can't spread misinformation about things like COVID-19 but for the most part you know a lot of edgy and toxic and offensive material is allowed on Twitter but apparently not enough for Musk So he wants to radically open the floodgates to all sorts of content on Twitter And he hasn't specifically spelled out what he means but he has said you know tweets that are sort of in the gray zone of Twitter's rules As long as it's not illegal he says those tweets should be allowed on Twitter Um So it sounds like it could be possible that things like hate speech would be allowed on Twitter under Elon Musk's vision of unfettered free speech What else does he say he's going to do Yeah he wants to open-source Twitter's algorithm That's the software code that determines what goes viral so anyone can look at it Okay that's one thing And another proposal he's floated is to let people edit their tweets after they're sent which is pretty controversial On the one hand you can clean up typos after a tweet is sent I know personally that would be a relief to me But all the time Exactly But on the other hand you could imagine people going back and editing tweets to cover up say you know harassing someone to make it look like it never happened Another must proposal that almost nobody is against is a crackdown on Twitter bots Those are the anonymous accounts that can sort of gang up on people and attack them on mass on the platform It's pretty unpleasant and I think it's fair to say that there's a user consensus that fewer bots on Twitter is a good thing Okay but how about people who've been banned from Twitter prominent people like former president Trump Would this mean he'd be allowed back Yeah that's a question on everyone's mind Musk hasn't publicly addressed whether Trump is going to come back Trump for his part told Fox News that he has no plans to return but we shall see I mean you know from Trump on down there could be invitations to these people who have been banned to come back to the platform but we just have to see There was all hands meeting on Monday and Twitter's CEO was asked specifically about Trump will he be coming back to Twitter and the CEO said that is now completely up to Elon Musk as are so many things about Twitter's future right now NPR's Bobby Allen Bobby thanks Hey thanks so much We're going to take you now to the small town of trust Jeanette's in northeast Ukraine It's just 22 miles from the Russian border It was the first Ukrainian community to be liberated from Russian occupation in this war a month after Russian forces pulled away NPR correspondent Franco ordonez found there are still deep scars Doctor Hannah schmidtz of us steps over a plastic tarp It will help cover up a hole in the wall big enough to push a gurney through She walks into the halls of what was once a state of the art maternity ward just renovated last fall Nearly every window was blown out and several of the birthing rooms are charred black She stops to stare at a glossy picture of a blond baby lying on a white pillow It's the kind of image seen in countless ads for baby products It's now covered in bullet holes All of it was destroyed 6 babies were delivered here during the occupation including a pair of twins Says most of those were conducted in the hallways where they felt a bit safer working between two extra walls We could have died three times with my patients First when the tank was shooting at us second madic ceiling was falling The third was when she decided to walk a new mother home around the tanks and through a forest that she later learned was full of land mines The head of the maternity ward doctor tatyana sidorenko says without windows and in some places no walls there was no escaping the cold and the shelling was just incessant It's hard to explain the explosions It was in your head it was above your head It was exploding inside of you It was hell Some of the last days were also the worst forcing patients and doctors to the basement with no power they used flashlights to deliver a baby Said our anko says she never wants to go back to that basement When you might This is pain It was just horrible I don't want to go down there I don't want to remember It's psychologically difficult That trauma not only impacts the doctors at trust units hospital but haunts many Anyway to keep working When baby was born in a bomb shelter during the heavy fighting everyone got quiet waiting to hear the child She finally cried Everyone cheered And she said it was the one moment when everyone forgot about the shelling Franco ordonez NPR news trust Jeanette's Ukraine In.

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04:34 min | 10 months ago

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"With community and legal support Learn more at asylum news It's morning edition from NPR news Amy Martinez in Culver City California And I'm Rachel Martin in Washington D.C. good morning Just over a year ago former president Donald Trump got booted from social media sites including YouTube Facebook and Twitter He then vowed to create his own platform He calls it truth social and it launched yesterday I talked earlier with NPR tech reporter Bobby Allen about it So there was tons of interest the app was released Monday morning and quickly shot to the top of apple's most downloaded list but many people myself included who tried to check it out were stuck in a kind of tech doom loop You know there are these email confirmations that were promised and never arrived You'd put in a code and get an error message This was widely reported across Twitter and other social media Those who were able to make accounts were placed on a wait list with some hundreds of thousands of people in front of them Bless you for doing that for the sake of journalism Bobby So just remind us the larger context here Twitter of course banned Trump but say more about his agenda with this app Yeah exactly So you know since he was banned from Twitter Facebook and YouTube after statements he made urging supporters to storm the capitol You know he has wanted to start his own Twitter esque service and he's enlisted former congressman Devin Nunes to lead the effort Nunes recently went on Fox News to talk up truth social He says all the bugs will be worked out by the end of March and that it's all about you know giving people their voice back and creating a social media platform that's not controlled by a big Silicon Valley company And let me remind you this is a really crowded space Rachel There's like half a dozen other conservative leading social media apps trying to pull people away from the twitters and facebooks of the world Right so he has competition even Donald Trump has competition in that space So does this does this app then with Trump's name attached to it Does it have any kind of shot of breaking through Certainly has a very powerful publicity machine I mean Trump allies like representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene and Matt Gaetz are talking it up So his former Fox News star Sean Hannity has raised hundreds of millions of dollars So given these big names and it's sizable fundraising yo it does have potential but experts I talk to are pretty doubtful that it will ever come anywhere close to replacing Twitter Here's hunter college professor Jesse Daniels who studies online extremism I think part of what he has found so valuable especially about Twitter is that it both is relied upon by journalists as a source and it's used by a real cross section of people politically And so Twitter becomes a kind of target rich environment In other words truth social might not be that right Twitter has some 300 million users and lots of different views lots of viral squabbles and if a platform is mostly like minded people you know basically an echo chamber you might not have those fights that make Twitter create so many headlines Although it can serve to animate his base couldn't it That's true That is very true But there's also only so many people interested in a non mainstream alternative to Twitter So it's sort of you know are these people really who are at other sites gonna go to Trump's news site And I will note here Rachel that I checked out the app's terms of service and there is one thing that is prohibited on true social and that is quote to disparage tarnish or otherwise harm the backers of the site and I imagine that means Donald Trump NPR's Bobby Allen we appreciate your reporting on this Bobby Thanks Thanks Rachel Tourism makes up a big chunk of economy the Philippines which started bringing back foreign tourists this month The country's most popular beach destination is hoping to become a model for safety reopening tourism spots amid the pandemic As Ashley westerman reports locals hope a mix of vaccines and positive attitudes will help restore what a guy island to its former glory When you reach the jetty port in cata clan to hop a fairy to baroque island visitors are greeted by the typical local niceties Hello mom welcome good day and then there's this One of those little boxy white digital thermometers takes everyone's temperature entering the port Then they temperature These.

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03:43 min | 11 months ago

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"The pandemic killed the office Some people think so Others argue that office live is here to stay but what offices look like and what they mean to workers will be radically different NPR's Bobby Allen talked to an architect who has designed some pretty radical workplaces Glide Wilkinson gets defensive when asked whether COVID has killed the office It's ridiculous to say the offices did The office is the fermenting ground for people growing into the successful adults How would that ever be dead One thing is certain the office is going to look a whole lot different For instance employers are telling him they don't want rows of cubicles anymore Well consent has long disliked cube farm so he's just fine with this Cubicles are like human chicken farming They have always been bad for anything other than kind of factory farming kind of approach to the office Put people in a tiny little footprint because it takes less money than any closed office And we can kind of keep an eye on them I'm talking to Wilkinson at his glass enclosed hillside home in west Los Angeles that's been described as a spaceship on stilts As we sip tea and his living room he discusses more than 30 years of designing creative offices around the world But there's one subject that gets him especially animated Google He recalls how the tech companies cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin approached him about their headquarters in Mountain View The Larry cigarette said that at the time we don't really have any reference point but the Stanford campus model And that translated into the googleplex A maze of nooks bleachers and Clubhouse rooms to encourage collaboration Also perks lots of perks catered food organic gardens massage rooms private parks volleyball courts incredible amenities became common across Silicon Valley but now Wilkinson says it was a bad idea I think it's dangerous to have an overt dependency between the worker and the company He says blurring the line between work and non work keeps employees tethered to the office And he argues it's actually bad for creativity You don't want an overly comfortable workplace You shouldn't have sleep pods everywhere Creative work does not happen in these super over provided circumstances Creative work doesn't happen in a condition of luxury Which he argues can lead to burnout because workers never leave And it isolates them They never go to cafes or laundromats or the grocery store because everything is handed to them He said the situation is Fundamentally unhealthy And a difficult one to pull apart because once you've made all those offers to your employees how do you pull back from that situation Okay so if cubicle farms are out and Wilkinson cautions against endless swanky amenities what does the future workplace look like He says big open spaces with couches and standing tables An environment where it's easy to hang out and chat You might think you're walking into the lounge of a boutique hotel maybe It's an amazingly effective work environment even though there's no conventional office furnishing or anything like that He's noticed something else about pandemic era office plans he's working on Companies are now investing in outdoor spaces Go ahead Answer your emails today from the shade Because now it's seen as being healthy in a way that health itself is suddenly become one of the top criteria about where you work He says the future office will be a balancing act It needs to be more attractive than working from home but not so attractive that workers don't want to leave Plus there's a huge unknown How many workers want to return to the office And how often will they Not even the most season office architect has those answers Bobby Allen MPR news Los Angeles.

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03:11 min | 1 year ago

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"Going but no we don't really know what we're going to do where we're going to live Their house was one of the nearly 1000 buildings destroyed last week for NPR news I'm palo schloss in Denver The national weather service says a quick hitting storm will crash through the southern appalachians into the mid Atlantic states today Snow was starting to fall and officials are warning of the chance of power outages The snow will fall in New York City too newly inaugurated mayor Eric Adams says New York will be open We are ready to meet the storm head on This is where we are as a city This city is prepared Farther south parts of Virginia Maryland and Washington D.C. could get anywhere from three to ten inches of snow The weather and the pandemic have caused problems for air travel the site flight aware dot com says so far today nearly 1800 flights have been canceled in the U.S. Jurors in the criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes will continue deliberations today As NPR's Bobby Allen reports this is the 7th day the jury will be debating the fate of the once celebrated Silicon Valley executive who was accused of duping investors Over four months the jury heard evidence for and against the claim that Holmes broke the law by exaggerating and lying about her former blood testing company theranos An expose by The Wall Street Journal and ensuing government investigations eventually set the collapse of theranos in motion Nearly a $1 billion of investor money was lost and prosecutors say there are no patience We're also defrauded Holmes took the stand in her defense saying she has regrets but never broke the law She also claims she was abused by her deputy at Thera no sunny balwani who has also been charged If convicted home space is the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence Bobby Allen and PR news San Jose This is NPR This is doubly NYC at 7 O four good morning clouds chance of snow and 32 with a temperature falling this morning alternate side parking suspended today for snow operations parking meters we still have to pay those we have delays this morning on NJ transits Mars and Essex and rare and valley lines and once again cru shortages leading to MTA transit trouble BW and number 7 trains suspended express trains that is 7 express trains suspended this morning With snow expected today New York City officials have issued a travel advisory they're asking us to give ourselves extra time during the morning commute standing in front of 50,000 tons of salt last night cities sanitation commissioner Edward Grayson says his department is ready We have been preparing for winter since last winter We have over 700 salt spreaders loaded and ready to go We will be deployed on the overnight shift waiting for those first flakes to start And we will be solving throughout the duration of the snow fall The national weather service says light snow will start later this morning into the early afternoon New York City and northern New Jersey could see up to two inches of accumulation even more for Long Island New Jersey governor Phil Murphy's office is First Lady Tammy Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19 The statement said the governor and his wife were tested after recent non.

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05:13 min | 1 year ago

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"This is weak in addition from NPR news I'm David gora It's been four months since Elizabeth Holmes trial started in San Jose California the founder of the blood testing company theranos has been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud And if she's convicted Holmes could go to prison for decades Juries have deliberated for 6 days and they're not due back in court until Monday morning and PR's Bobby Allen and Aaron Griffith for The New York Times have been covering the trial and they join us now Hey there hey what's up David Hi Bobby let me start with you Give us a sense of where things stand as I said 6 days in what do we know of the jury's deliberations Yeah so the jury has been deliberating for more than 40 hours Of course deliberations happen in private So we don't really know which way they're leaning or what the discussions even look like They had just two notes so far one asking hey judge can we bring the jury instructions home The answer was no And the second was to hear some recordings of Elizabeth Holmes pitching investors about theranos so they rehear some of that audio testimony but beyond that David we just don't really know where the jury stands other than there's still sort of hashing it out amongst themselves Aaron there were 20 plus witnesses called by the prosecution painting the picture of this fraud that they say was committed Remind us just how large it was or was alleged to be Theranos raised $945 million over the course of its existence It was valued at $9 billion And so that's a lot of money that most investors lost all of In addition it did millions of tests and ended up voiding many of those at the end of the day And so the patients and the investors are the victims here Bobby I'll turn to you to ask how Holmes defended herself in light of that in light of the case that was presented by the prosecution Yeah sure So Elizabeth Holmes took the stand and I should note here that it's a pretty controversial move for a defendant to take the witness stand at a white collar criminal trial It's very risky because that exposes them to cross examination from the government And she testified over 7 days and most of the legal experts I talked to were pretty impressed by her performance She was very detail oriented she was very thorough She took the stand and said look I made some mistakes I wish I would have done something differently She also said her deputy at theranos sunny balwani was responsible for a lot of the failings of the company that lab scientists who were very close to some of the technology Maybe they're the ones who are really accountable for some of the shortcomings of the technology And this was probably the emotional climax of the trial She accused balwani of emotional and sexual abuse She was sort of weeping on the stand And it wasn't directly stated but the sort of implication was you know maybe this abuse got in the way of her state of mind during the time of the alleged crimes but the way that they presented it they didn't sort of like hammer that point home They just put these abuse allegations out there and never really tied a bow on it but over 7 days on the stand you know she was contrite You know the experts that I've talked to said ultimately this is going to come down to homes as testimony and how jurors feel about it I mean really they have to decide this case based on whether they believe that she intended to defraud these people and her testimony that the theme that came up over and over again was that she believed what she was saying She believed that theranos was either going to do the things she was saying or could already do it That's probably what they're hung up on right now is like thinking about her testimony that 7 days she spent on the stand and whether or not they believe her So Bobby the center of this is this allegation of fraud and how difficult is that to prove So I think people who have listened to one of the podcast about the trial or read the book on theranos or south the documentary on Elizabeth Holmes have one idea of her and the company But I think one lesson that a lot of people are learning with this trial is just how high the bar is and just how many layers there are to untangle for the jury because you know proving that she did this intentionally that we know what was happening in Elizabeth Holmes mind when she was talking to investors Is a really difficult thing to prove And it's something that you know is obviously taking more than 40 hours for the jury to reach a conclusion about Aaron Elizabeth Holmes is a subject of such popular fascination and there's a circus like quality to this trial as I understand it Just describe what it's been like for you to cover this day in and day out over the course of four months Well first of all I almost feel like I shouldn't have like we were kind of like shooting ourselves in the foot by writing about how crazy it was because I think that might have attracted more spectators to come and line up at three or four in the morning to get into this trial just to see what all the buzz was about because that just meant that we had to get there as journalists trying to get one of these 34 seats in this courtroom even earlier And so it's attracted all kinds of people who are just kind of curious about this They view the trial as perhaps a piece of history They've listened to the podcast perhaps or they've watched the documentary read the book bad blood there's even been some book clubs that have shown up There's been this sort of wild vibe and when Holmes walks in every day around 8 you know she's surrounded by cameras Sometimes people are yelling things That itself has turned into as much of a story as what's actually happening inside the.

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03:30 min | 1 year ago

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"60 feet high probably It was really I've never seen anything like it I mean just house after house fences just stuff flying through the air and just caught on fire Joe goose represents the community in Congress There are entire subdivisions entire neighborhoods that have tragically been wiped out Many residents constituents neighbors who have spoken with today and last night at the various evacuation centers who literally have lost everything all their belongings to their home and had more than a moment's notice essentially to flee their home Officials estimate around 500 homes were destroyed British health secretary sergeant javits says the latest COVID data show the UK ending the year with record high infections and more hospitalizations at the same time the government there says it's ready to offer every eligible adult in the UK a COVID-19 booster vaccine the lamarck's has more Britain's campaign offer vaccine boosters to all eligible adults by year's end was made a government priority by prime minister Boris Johnson several weeks ago His health minister thanked the healthcare workers military personnel in volunteers who helped achieve that target The hospital manages caution that many appointments were no shows while a pharmacy trade body warned supply of the government's free rapid tests remained patchy The lamarck's reporting Wall Street wrapped up the last day of 2021 without fanfare but overall the S&P 500 gained 26% for the entire year almost as strong as the game recorded two years ago just before the coronavirus changed life as the world knew it stocks in major technology companies closed out the year with record windfalls accounting for about a third of the market's returns this year and PR's Bobby Allen has more The ongoing pandemic continues to expand the power of major tech companies a rebound in digital advertising new demand for cloud storage and new gadgets and more of life moving online pat of the pockets of Silicon Valley Last year Apple became the first U.S. company to be worth $2 trillion Now apple is valued at nearly $3 trillion Google's parent company Alphabet driven mostly by online advertising has seen its stock surge nearly 70% since the start of the year The new fortunes for Silicon Valley come just as government regulators ramp up scrutiny of the industry over questions including the abuse of monopoly power and how vast amounts of personal data are being mined for profit Bobby Allen and PR news San Francisco New York City officially has a new mayor Democrat Eric Adams was sworn in as the calendar page turned From Washington you are listening to NPR news College football's top ranked crimson tide from Alabama defeated the number four Cincinnati bear cats to advance to the playoff final January 10th Bill gebel with KE ra in Dallas has more It was a lopsided victory as the crimson tide defeated the bear cats 27 to 6 Cincinnati could not score a touchdown Alabama led the whole game while the crimson tide boasted Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Bryce young it was Brian Robinson junior who rushed for more than 300 yards and was the most valuable player Alabama now heads to its 6th college football national championship game in 7 years I'm Bill siebel in Dallas President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden had something to say on New Year's Eve about the passing of 99 year old actress Betty White reporters caught them at their home in Wilmington Delaware.

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04:05 min | 1 year ago

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"Testing that rarely worked NPR's Bobby Allen has been in the courthouse for the trial Hey there Bobby Morning Steve What are you learning as Elizabeth Holmes talks Yeah so going into homes testimony prosecutors allege that theranos sent these forged documents to potential investors and business partners of theranos including retail chains like Walgreens And these documents were report supporting theranos technology written on the letterhead of drug companies like Pfizer Now Steve the pig problem here is Pfizer wanted nothing to do with their nose Elizabeth Holmes said from the stand that she personally placed drug company logos like Pfizer's logo on these documents And she said she did it to acknowledge past work There are no sto with Pfizer and look there are no did have some small contracts with Pfizer but they never consented to these letters I'm trying to figure out why you would get up on the stand to testify to this she sang I faked documents in effect How did she justify that Well the prosecutors kind of got her here So she did concede this right Home said you know she never intended to deceive anyone and that's key here because prosecutors need to prove intent in order to convict But she said you know she wishes she handled handled the whole thing a little differently And I got a really underscore here that you know homes even admitting that is a really big deal because her core defense this since she's gotten the stand has been basically to point to figure out other people medical experts on the board of directors lab scientists her deputy at theranos she's suggesting that everyone at the company except for her was responsible for the company's failure Except that she faked the letterhead she says in her own testimony how does that revelation fit in with the broader prosecution story of what Holmes did Yeah prosecutors say Holmes ran in operation full of deception not just this letterhead It goes far beyond that according to prosecutors And you know that basically this company was struggling and she allegedly misrepresented the financials of the company She misrepresented what these blood tests were capable of You know prosecutors played for a jury recordings of homes bragging about partnerships that never panned out I mean they even had former defense secretary Jim Mattis go on the stand and talk about how he thought theranos was about to develop blood tests that could save lives on the battlefield that never happened Prosecutors say for years Elizabeth Holmes put on a charm lots of charm You know she puffed up the company and made investors lose millions of dollars and provided faulty or just flat out wrong tests to patients Like there was one woman who said a theranos test said she was having a miscarriage Steve when in fact she was really carrying a healthy baby So what goes next in this trial Yeah so the jurors so far has only heard homes answer pretty easy questions from her own lawyer but soon that is going to change because federal prosecutors will have their turn to pepper homes with much tougher questions that could get dramatic And you know whether her credibility survives that grilling you know that could have a big influence on how the jury feels going into deliberations over the fate of homes Of course she's at this trial because she's long maintained her innocence but if she is convicted she could face some pretty hefty prison time here Now she's trying to tell her story and pierce Bobby Allen Thanks Thanks All right let's take a couple minutes now to appreciate a man who appreciated good simple fun In 1952 bob Lawton opened fun spot what the Guinness Book of World Records called the world's largest penny arcade a kind of indoor amusement park on the New Hampshire seashore For the 7 decades that followed you could pretty well count on running into Lawton at fun spot right up until his death earlier this month at the age of 90 New Hampshire public radio's Todd bookman has this remembrance The story goes that bob Lawton borrowed 750 bucks from his grandma to build mini golf course in laconia New Hampshire Today fun spot is more than 77,000 ft² of.

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03:55 min | 1 year ago

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"President Biden said if we elected him America would be reunited And this week finally he was right Democrats and Republicans discovered something they hated more than each other We'll ask what showed up in their feed Plus Alana glazer from broad city tells us how she still manages to struggle to make it in New York now that she's made it Plus Bill Curtis invites me to play what he assures me is a harmless fun children's game You're like red light We will start our games right after this hour's news Live from NPR news in Washington I'm Luis Giovanni a Facebook official says the company is open to having its algorithm subject to federal oversight As NPR's Bobby Allen reports it comes just as Facebook is facing controversy following disclosures made by a company whistleblower One of Francis Hagen's main claims is that the social network's powerful algorithms amplify misinformation hate and content that worsens young people's body image issues Nick Clegg Facebook's vice president of global affairs said on CNN State of the Union that the company would welcome regulations of its content ranking algorithms They should be held to account if necessary by regulations so that people can match what our systems say they're supposed to do from what actually happens The whistleblower's revelations have intensified bipartisan calls to curtail the power of Facebook and the entire tech industry Bobby Allen and PR news Facebook is among NPR's financial supporters Alan west the former head of the GOP in Texas now candidate for Texas governor has announced he has COVID and has canceled all in person events Texas public radio's Jerry Clayton has more West made the announcement on Twitter He says he and his wife have both tested positive Both have received monoclonal antibody infusions West said he will most likely be admitted to the hospital as a precaution after x-rays showed he has COVID pneumonia His campaign also announced that he is taking hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin neither of which have proven effective in treating the disease according to the FDA West stated he believes in personal choice for vaccinations His wife is vaccinated He is not West is a former congressman from Florida and moved to Texas in 2014 I'm Jerry Clayton in San Antonio The president of the San Francisco Federal Reserve says that as long as the nation is dealing with COVID-19 it's going to experience economic fluctuations Mary Daly spoke on CBS face the nation Well I always expect it Delta to take a toll just not put us into another recession And we're seeing that toll We're seeing this disrupt families disrupt schooling disrupt people's ability to get to work and feel safe about it And you see this in the monthly data but you also see it in any community you walk around Delta has taken a toll but it hasn't yet derailed us And I don't have a different view that I had on it when we first started It's going to be hard and as goes COVID so goes the economy Jay Lee says Americans are filling the COVID related stress in their pocketbooks and energy food and basic services because as long as economies can't get people fully back to work there will be supply bottlenecks even as consumers are anxious to get out there and spend Still she says it's too soon to say the economy is stalling The 1st October running of the Boston Marathon gets underway tomorrow a calendar change for the traditionally held in the spring the delay due to COVID This is NPR And this is WNYC Good afternoon on my 11th With early voting in New York City starting in just a few weeks some residents are already thinking about their ballot decisions Columbia professor Daniel malinsky lives in Harlem and says he's excited to go to the polls Well in my local.

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"bobby allen" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

WABE 90.1 FM

02:11 min | 1 year ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Over So here they call us guests I haven't heard any buddy colleague as refugees Also Francis Collins head of the national Institutes of health will be stepping down at the end of this year Our culture wars have taken on an attitude about scientific facts It's actually resulting in people dying and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on growing up with a police officer as a dad Now news Live from NPR news I'm jeanine herbst a Facebook whistleblower told a Senate committee today that the social network desperately needs congressional oversight And pierce Bobby Allen has more Former Facebook data scientist Francis Hagen says nobody holds CEO Mark Zuckerberg accountable She says he was aware of internal research about the platform's potential harms Facebook's products harm children stoke division and weaken our democracy The company's leadership knows how to make Facebook and Instagram saver but won't make the necessary changes because they have put their astronomical profits before people Democrats and Republicans were receptive to haugen's proposal that oversight is needed especially related to the T use of Instagram Facebook we should know is a financial supporter of NPR It has disputed the whistleblower's claims and says the platform's benefits outweigh the risks Bobby Allen and PR news Treasury secretary Janet Yellen says the U.S. faces a recession of Congress doesn't raise or suspend the debt ceiling by October 18th It's utterly essential that this be done I've said that by the 18th of October we will be out of extraordinary measures have limited cash and likely to exhaust it very quickly Speaking there to CNBC Republicans say the Democrats have to do this on their own But since both parties had a hand in racking up the dead White House deputy press secretary karine Jean Pierre on board Air Force One today says this process should be bipartisan She says minority leader Mitch McConnell is blocking Democrats efforts to move on There's been contact with senator McConnell from the highest.

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01:46 min | 1 year ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM

"Go on Palestinian Hamas fighters appears to be holding overnight. There were large celebrations in Gaza. Both sides are claiming victory in the 11 Day conflict. NPR's Jackie Northam reports from Jerusalem. The cease fire, which was mediated by Egypt went into effect at two a.m. local time. But there was no guarantee that the fighting would actually stop. As the hours of warn on. There have been no new Israeli air strikes. No rockets fired from Gaza into Israel. There are still few details about the negotiations and what each side agreed to. Undoubtedly reconstruction of Gaza, which sustained heavy damage during the conflict will be a key issue. President Biden on Thursday pledged humanitarian aid for Gaza. Jackie Northam. NPR NEWS Jerusalem President Biden welcome South Korean President Moon Jae in to the White House today, they're expected to discuss pressing regional issues such as North Korea's nuclear program. Biden and Moon may also talk about China's increasing world influence, and the U. S. And South Korean response to the pandemic will likely be on the agenda. Moon has already met with congressional leaders on Capitol Hill. CEO of Apple, Tim Cook will appear on a witness stand today. This is part of a trial over whether the tech company is an alleged illegal monopoly As NPR's Bobby Allen reports, Cook will be defending the controversial business practices around its multibillion dollar APP store. It's the first time Cook will be testifying under oath in a trial and is being brought to the courtroom by Epic games, the maker of fortnight which sued Apple, alleging its policies violate U. S competition laws. Epic, says a 30% commission. Apple ads to transactions in its APP store limits payment processing options for consumers..

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Discord Says It Banned More Than 2,000 Extremist Communities

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00:59 sec | 1 year ago

Discord Says It Banned More Than 2,000 Extremist Communities

"2000 communities dedicated to violent extremism and more than 300. Lady to the baseless conspiracy theory. Q. And on NPR's Bobby Allyn explains the group chat app wishes by some of the riders who stormed the capital in January. Discord is a network of millions of mostly private chat rooms of friends or people connected by an interest, since most of its communities are not public like large social networks, far right groups and white nationalists have turned to the site. Discord says in a new report that it deleted 2000 communities with an extremist cause before the Capitol riots and another 300 communities dedicated to the pro trump conspiracy theory. Cuban on William Parton studies disinformation at data and society. While reports like this one are part of a public relations campaign that's meant to say, hey, where we're taking this seriously. I think it's also evidence of the considerable progress they've made. Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy discord for $10 billion. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco The parent company of Norwegian

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Tech Giants Cut Commissions It Charges App Developers

NPR's Business Story of the Day

02:30 min | 1 year ago

Tech Giants Cut Commissions It Charges App Developers

"Too big tech companies made a rare concession to developers that do business with them. Operators of mobile phone apps have to pay to get their products seen by customers of apple and google critics say those big tech companies are so powerful. They are like nation states and the charges for mobile phone apps. We're like a tax. Now comes a tax cut apple and google financial supporters of npr which we cover like any companies and here bobby allen reports video game developer derek. More in who runs a company called flow play says. It's daunting to sell his video games for mobile phones. Because apple and google app stores take a big cut in a market where there's a thirty percent fee for just for the platform. This breaks down the pipe to the extent where there's almost nothing left for developers. If you have a smartphone chances are you have to use an app store controlled by apple or google to download stuff. The company say they need to collect a commission on what you buy to support the privacy and security of apps apple and google have defended these fees for more than a decade but now the companies have caved and slash them. You have sort of the reality of this and then you have the optics of this. What mandy nelson of the analytics firm sensory tower means is yes. This is a victory for small app developers who are set to benefit the most but for apple at the end of the day or google at the end of the day. What does is actually meaning to. Their bottom lines is not that substantial. But this was never just about money are coming right in the midst of some serious legal jeopardy for apple and google state and federal. Investigators are probing whether the company's broke the law by allegedly making it hard for rivals to compete with them apple ceo. Tim cook is even scheduled to testify about these fees in a trial next month. So the timing of the fee cuts. That is interesting. Says chris saggers. He's a law. Professor at cleveland state university who studies antitrust issues. I think it probably reflects the sense of the two companies that they're insignificant trouble trouble saker says that extending in all of branch to developers. Right now is not going to do much about. Two firms made an agreement to lower their prices. Only when they're under immense legal pressure doesn't make me think that this market has become competitive that everything is fine more at the sixty two person video game company flow play. Says we'll take it. I would say the really small guys earn ecstatic so much. So that morton says he's gonna make some new moves into mobile video game apps

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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data

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TikTok To Pay $92 Million To Settle Class-Action Suit Over 'Theft' Of Personal Data

"Has agreed to pay $92 million to settle a class action lawsuit. It's over the company's data collection practices as NPR's Bobby Allen reports the suit alleged Tic tac, surveilled millions of Americans and sold the data without users consent. Talk is setting up a $92 Million fund has agreed to sweeping changes to how it minds user's data to resolve a long running federal lawsuit. The suit claims TIC TAC secretly used facial recognition technology on Children as young as eight years old to build data profiles of users. The lawsuit says. TIC TAC sold the information to third parties, including firms based in China. Tic TAC is owned by Beijing based Bite Dance. Former president Trump clamped down on the app over national security concerns, but the Biden administration has eased off. Still, regulators in Washington are continuing to examine what kind of influence Tic Tac's parent company has over in AP used by more than 100, million Americans. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS

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Parler CEO Is Fired After 'Constant Resistance' Inside The Conservative-Friendly Site

NPR's Business Story of the Day

02:05 min | 2 years ago

Parler CEO Is Fired After 'Constant Resistance' Inside The Conservative-Friendly Site

"The former ceo of parter discussing how he was fired. The social media site promoted itself as a forum for free speech. It quickly became a goto site for conspiracy theorists supremacy cysts and some of the people who attacked the united states capitol on january. Sixth parlor is now offline and its former chief executive told. Npr's bobby allen he's out of work since twenty eight twenty-seven-year-old nevada engineer john maids ran the social media site parlor. But here's how he now introduces himself. John mates unemployed unemployed. He says because of a disagreement over free speech. Many of the capital rioters turns parlor to document property. Damage vandalism and other violence to mates. That was a wakeup call to me. It was a clear indication of what could happen. If we didn't change the right things were being done. The realization came too late for parlour since amazon had already terminated its web hosting contract with the company after saying it quote. Systemically failed to police. Violence mates though had a plan parlor would relaunch by banning domestic terrorists and incitements of violence including from the conspiracy theory cunanan. He took his proposal to parlors. Co-founder conservative donor. Rebecca mercer. When i presented my plan to rebecca mercer and one of the other reps. They were silent. So i took that as disagreement. We've reached out to mercer but she did not immediately respond. There were two separate visions for the company. That's conservative talk. Show hosts dan bongino. He's a parlor investor. He posted a video. Facebook defending parlors. Decision to fire mates. We were the ones in fact fighting to get parlor backup. It was some really bad decisions made by people on the inside. Bongino says mates despite being ceo did not own parlors mission. And i don't know what john say in is reports out there but this free speech vision. That was hours for now until the site is back up and running people who share that vision. We'll have to go somewhere other than parlour bobby allen. Npr news san

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KQED Radio

03:33 min | 2 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

"Created a frenzy on Wall Street and drew the attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission. MPR's Bobby Allyn introduces us to two people in this movement. It all started on the popular messaging board. Read it. Tyler Erlich is a horticulturist in Greeley, Colorado. And he splits his time on reddit between a group known as acid, Marxism and a community now in the spotlight. Wall Street bets, which describes its members as degenerates. You know, it's a bunch of guys standing emoji s and a bunch of really toxic masculinity. But you could get past that. Then you see people like I'm in this like this is making life changing announced money if you can sit through the homophobia, slurs and casual misogyny. Some of the red Attar's here are savvy financial sloughs, and one of them figured out that major hedge funds were betting against game stop. So they wanted to screw Wall Street over by rocketing up the price of the stock, mostly through the easy to use trading up Robin Hood. And it worked. And there's funny people in there like I don't have a job. You have been screwed of work all this stuff, But then we're all just idiots trying to make money on the stock market. Ha ha Uh, Alex own purchase of 500 Bucks worth of Gamestop was among thousands of buys that helped the stock go from $20 a share earlier this month. To a high of nearly $350. On Wednesday, Erlich posted about it in another Reddit forum, which are known as sub credits. I actually made a post on a different Subreddit called the People versus Goliath, because that's what I saw this as in Michigan's Upper peninsula. Realtor Lucas Davis was all in. He, too, saw the stunt in lofty terms. Parallels along with You know what Teddy Roosevelt ended up doing. Bring down in all the monopolies back in the 19 tens. That's one interpretation. But there is another side to this. Wall Street investors reported receiving nasty and harassing online attacks. One even said his Children were threatened. Davidson didn't engage in any of that. But he did post a MIM in the group, saying members want to quote Bring down the hedge funds. This is a great way to stick it to these people, and then when they realize they can also stand to profit off of it. They think that's absolutely delicious. In Colorado, Erlich agrees, seeing the action as a reddit uprising of sorts. But he admits that his own game stop investment was in part fueled by a desire for quick cash, he says many in the group might just get away with a nice profit. Maybe they're not going to become millionaires this week, but they might like some thousands of dollars they otherwise would never have had. Losing lots of money is a very good possibility, too. But NPR dollar terms. Hedge funds are the big loser for now. One estimate. Investors who bet against Gamestop lost more than $14 billion in a single day of trading. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS, San Francisco We're remembering the life of actress Cicely Tyson this morning. In a career that lasted more than six decades, Tyson shattered stereotypes. With her portrayals of strong black women. Tyson starred in acclaimed productions such as Roots Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She brought a study depth to her roles, and she spoke to NPR's weekend. All things considered earlier this month. I was very shy child. I was an observer. I would sit And observe and listen and watch people's actions. I sucked my figures for 12 years and never spoke. But I was a great observer, Tyson said. She later found her voice through acting..

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"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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03:25 min | 2 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"On the popular messaging board. Read it. Tyler Erlich is a horticulturist in Greeley, Colorado. And he splits his time on reddit between a group known as acid, Marxism and a community now in the spotlight. Wall Street bets, which describes its members as degenerates. You know, it's a bunch of guys spanning emoji s and a bunch of really toxic masculinity. But you could get past that. Then you see people like I'm in this like this is making life changing announced money if you can sit through the homophobia, slurs and casual misogyny. Some of the red Attar's here are savvy financial sloughs, and one of them figured out that major hedge funds were betting against game stop. So they wanted to screw Wall Street over by rocketing up the price of the stock, mostly through the easy to use trading up Robin Hood. And it worked. And there's funny people in there like I don't have a job. You know, I've been screwed of work all this stuff, But then we're all just idiots trying to make money on the stock market. Ha ha Uh, Erlich Zone purchase of 500 Bucks worth of Gamestop was among thousands of buys that helped the stock go from $20 a share earlier this month. To a high of nearly $350. On Wednesday, Erlich posted about it in another Reddit forum, which are known as sub credits. I actually made a post on a different Subreddit called the People versus Goliath, because that's what I saw this as in Michigan's Upper peninsula. Realtor Lucas Davis was all in. He, too, saw the stunt in lofty terms. Parallels along with, you know Teddy Roosevelt ended up doing Bring down in all the monopolies back in the 19 tens. That's one interpretation. But there is another side to this. Wall Street investors reported receiving nasty and harassing online attacks. One even said his Children were threatened. Davidson didn't engage in any of that. But he did post a MIM in the group, saying members want to quote Bring down the hedge funds. This is a great way to stick it to these people, and then, when they realized they can also stand to profit off of it. They think that's absolutely delicious. In Colorado, Erlich agrees, seeing the action as a reddit uprising of sorts. But he admits that his own game stop investment was in part fueled by a desire for quick cash, He says many in the group might just get away with a nice profit. Maybe they're not going to become millionaires this week, but they might like some thousands of dollars they otherwise would never have had. Losing lots of money is a very good possibility, too. But in pure dollar terms, hedge funds are the big loser for now. One estimate. Investors who bet against Gamestop lost more than $14 billion in a single day of trading. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS, San Francisco We're remembering the life of actress Cicely Tyson this morning. In a career that lasted more than six decades, Tyson shattered stereotypes with her portrayals of strong black women. Tyson starred in acclaimed productions such as Roots Sounder and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. She brought a study depth to her roles, and she spoke to NPR's weekend. All things considered earlier this month. I was very shy child. I was an observer. I would sit And observe and listen and watch people's actions. I sucked my figures for 12 years. I never spoke. But I was a great observer, Tyson said. She later found her voice through acting..

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"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

03:19 min | 2 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The Department of Homeland Security says there is a heightened threat of attack in the U. S by domestic extremists in the coming months. NPR's Greg Mireille reports The DHS sites tensions from the 2020 presidential election. Homeland Security isn't naming any group or any specific threat. But it says domestic extremist may feel emboldened by the tense election last November, the January 6th assault on the Capitol in last week's presidential transition. Critics say the Trump Administration paid little attention to far right groups. The Biden administration has already called for an assessment of risks posed by domestic extremists. NPR's Greg my re reporting Thousands of National Guard troops remain in Washington, D. C. The Securities and Exchange Commission is monitoring market volatility after the shock and video game retailer Gamestop surged following encouragement from an online forum. As NPR's Bobby Allen reports the game stop trading frenzy raises questions about possible market manipulation stoked by online discussion groups. More than three million people are part of the community. Wall Street bets on the site Reddit. That's where droves of amateur stock market traders combined their collective power to invest in stocks that to some are nostalgic BlackBerry, the movie chain AMC and the Retailer Game stop. The idea was to pump up stocks that institutional investors thought would drop. It sent Wall Street into a frenzy market. Desa was a securities lawyer, Everyone being at home and day trading because of coal bed and then you know these sites being largely unregulated. I could see that confidence turning into something that will be become a regulatory focus. A destined says the question now is whether the massive trades amount to market manipulation. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco President Biden Wednesday signed a number of executive actions to combat climate change, including one halting oil and glass leasing on federal lands and waters. The moratorium, though, does not apply to areas administered by tribal nations. The mountain West News bureaus Savanna march has more The administration issued the clarification after the chairman of the Ute Indian tribe called the moratorium a direct attack on tribal sovereignty. Stephen Fast tourist of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, says tribes have a lot of steak, something like that would impact all of US oil and gas tribes pretty bad. It would cripple us. He says. Oil and gas revenue pays for social services on the window of a reservation in Wyoming, and unlike state and local governments, his tribe doesn't have a tax base to fall. Back on The issue is Thorne here for indigenous climate activists who would like to see tribes divest from the fossil fuel industry? For NPR News. I'm Savannah Mar in Albuquerque. Was futures contracts for trading and mixed territory. Thou futures contract up slightly, You're listening to NPR news. First vote has crossed the finish line in the solo around the world Bond, a Globe sailing race, NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports. The grueling competition is known as the Mount Everest of Sailing. French skipper's Sharlee Dylan completed the Vonda Globe in 80 days, six hours, 15 minutes and 47 seconds. No, no.

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Federal Judge Sides With Amazon Over Parler Takedown

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Federal Judge Sides With Amazon Over Parler Takedown

"Signing with amazon. In the tech giant's fight with the right wing alternative. Social media site parlor judge ruling amazon acted legally when kicked parlor off offers cloud service site more from. Npr's bobby allen parlor is an anything goes social media. Site popular with trump supporters when amazon stopped hosting parlors website over post glorifying violence parlor sued saying amazon's decision was anticompetitive and a breach of contract. But now a federal judge has ruled that it was parlor that violated a contract by failing to police. It's site parlor was a staging site for the riots on the capitol and many took to the platform to share videos of violence. Federal judge barbara rothstein ruled that amazon's choice to not host. Incendiary speech is well within the company's legal rights parlor. Meanwhile says it is still trying to figure out a way to come back online bobby

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Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

Morning Edition

03:37 min | 2 years ago

Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

"We talk a lot about the choices that social media platforms make what kinds of speech do Facebook or Twitter block. But a less visible part of the Web may be more powerful. It decides whether an online platforms survives or goes dark. NPR's Bobby Allen reports on one front in the fight over online speech. If you want to run a site on the Internet, you need a Web host the service that actually connects a website to the Internet. There's guts of the Web that no one ever wants to see or deal with, or think about. Well. Greg Falco, a Stanford security researcher. Says it might be time to start thinking about it. Web hosting companies have the levers to vast online infrastructure and complete discretion to pull those levers as they see fit. That means they can decide which websites live or die. The question becomes tricky, like when you actually take someone down. It's a really great territory. The reality is comes down to understanding when it reaches from public attention when there's actually physical implications, for instance, a group of people who go to a website to plan to overthrow government and then use the site to document the attempt by posting photos and videos of the violence. That's the scenario that faced Amazon Web services, one of the biggest players in the Web hosting world. One of its clients was the social media site parlor, which was filled with post by pro Trump extremists before and during the storming of the U. S. Capitol. Amazon stopped hosting parlor and the site went dark. Too many. This revealed the power of Web hosting, says former Netflix executive Dave Temkin. He's an expert in the infrastructure of the Internet. It's absolutely invisible. It just kind of works, and no one knows what it is until it breaks in justifying cutting parlor off, Amazon said it had warned parlor of 98 examples of posts that quote Clearly encouraged and incite violence that went against Amazons. Terms of service. If parlor didn't clean up its act, Amazon would hit the kill switch. And that's what happened to Harvard's Evelyn duet who studies online speech. It was a big moment, It raised questions about the power of Web hosts. Is that the right place for content moderation to be occurring because it's harder to bring accountability to those choices when we don't even know who's making them or how they're being made. In other words, when a Web host Has a problem with content. Usually, these discussions are hashed out between two companies out of the public light and Web hosts. Unlike Social media platforms aren't used to having to explain these decisions. Another issue to excess is who polices the Web host. She pointed to the 98 pieces of objectionable content. Amazon sighted about parlor that it sort of made me love a little bit because, like has Amazon, read the rest of the Internet like 98 pieces of content or whatever it was, is not that many I mean, has Amazon red and It's on the old idea of the Internet as a marketplace of ideas where the best will rise to the top no longer applies. That's being fiercely reconsidered by both Social media and the companies that do Web hosting. Temkin, the former Netflix executive agrees. But he also noted that Web hosts even those as big as Amazon can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sites they serve. You know, if your AWS and got hundreds of thousands of customers, you can't actively police what each of those customers were doing with your service, But if you're the one band from Amazon, why not just find another Web host? Well, parlor has tried and it's not that easy. Last six Web host parlor has approached have all said No thanks. Parlor. Now on, Lee has a shell of a site where no one can post Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS, San Francisco

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Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

Morning Edition

03:34 min | 2 years ago

Web Hosts, Services Connecting Websites To The Internet, Gain More Power

"About the choices that social media platforms make what kinds of speech do Facebook or Twitter block. But a less visible part of the Web may be more powerful. It decides whether an online platforms survives or goes dark. NPR's Bobby Allen reports on one front in the fight over online speech. If you want to run a site on the Internet, you need a Web host the service that actually connects a website to the Internet. There's guts of the Web that no one ever wants to see or deal with or think about. Well. Greg Falco, a Stanford security researcher, says it might be time to start thinking about it. Web hosting companies have the levers to vast online infrastructure. And complete discretion to pull those levers as they see fit. That means they can decide which websites live or die. The question becomes tricky of like when you actually take someone down. It's a really great territory. The reality is comes down to understanding when it reaches from public attention when there's actually physical implications, for instance, a group of people who go to a website to plan to overthrow government and then use the site to document the attempt by posting photos and videos of the violence. That's the scenario that faced Amazon Web services, one of the biggest players in the Web hosting world. One of its clients was the social media site parlor, which was filled with post by pro Trump extremists before and during the storming of the U. S. Capitol. Amazon stopped hosting parlor and the site went dark. Too many. This revealed the power of Web hosting, says former Netflix executive Dave Temkin. He's an expert in the infrastructure of the Internet. It's absolutely invisible. It just kind of works, and no one knows what it is until it breaks in justifying cutting parlor off, Amazon said it had warned parlor of 98 examples of posts that quote Clearly encouraged and incite violence that went against Amazons. Terms of service. If parlor didn't clean up its act, Amazon would hit the kill switch. And that's what happened to Harvard's Evelyn duet who studies online speech. It was a big moment, It raised questions about the power of Web hosts. Is that the right place for content moderation to be occurring because it's harder to bring accountability to those choices when we don't even know who's making them or how they're being made. In other words, when a Web host Has a problem with content. Usually, these discussions are hashed out between two companies out of the public light and Web hosts. Unlike Social media platforms aren't used to having to explain these decisions. Another issue. Do X says is who polices the Web host. She pointed to the 98 pieces of objectionable content. Amazon sighted about parlor that it sort of made me love a little bit because, like has Amazon, read the rest of the Internet like 98 pieces of content or whatever it was, is not that many, I mean, has Amazon Red Amazon, the old idea of the Internet as a marketplace of ideas where the best will rise to the top no longer applies. That's being fiercely reconsidered by both Social media and the companies that do Web hosting Temkin, the former Netflix executive agrees. But he also noted that Web hosts even those as big as Amazon can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of sites they serve. You know, if your AWS and got hundreds of thousands of customers, you can't actively police what each of those customers are doing with your service, But if you're the one band from Amazon, why not just find another Web host? Well, parlor has tried and it's not that easy. See, the last six Web host parlor has approached have all said no thanks. Parlor. Now on, Lee has a shell of a site where no one can post

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"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

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"bobby allen" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"All that and so much more coming up on cue. Live from NPR news in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, The Republican controlled Senate has overturned President Trump's veto of a more than $700 billion annual defense bill. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports. It's Trump's first veto defeat of his presidency. The Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years. Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Healthy snow. NPR NEWS Washington A Facebook executive who led the tech giant's controversial political advertising policies has left the company NPR's Bobby Allen reports from San Francisco before the November election, Facebook faced a barrage of criticism for allowing misinformation to spread widely on the social network used by a quarter of the world. Facebook was also slam for choosing not to fact check politicians in the run up to the November election. Rob Lowe, Thurn was the public face of that policy and Facebook subsequent rules around political ads. But now he confirms the NPR that he's leaving on good terms for an unspecified new opportunity. Facebook, meanwhile, has still temporarily paused most political ads after the election over the risk of potential abuse, But it did make an exception for the upcoming Senate runoff races in Georgia. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco The demand for the cove in 19 vaccine is exceptionally high in some parts of Texas, the state has authorized the shots for people over the age of 65 those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios reports..

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"bobby allen" Discussed on KPCC

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02:43 min | 2 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on KPCC

"Jenn White. Today on one, a loneliness long before social isolation was the norm More than 1/5 of all, Americans said they often or always felt lonely. We're bringing in a new year, but many of us they're doing it by ourselves and our homes or apartments. The U. K says isolation is a silent public health crisis and actually has a minister of loneliness to treat it will meet her soon. But first we asked the host of hidden brain how to fill together even while we're apart. Today's show is on tape, but we're here to keep you company that's ahead on one end. Life from NPR News in Washington. I'm Windsor Johnston, The Republican controlled Senate has overturned President Trump's veto of a more than $700 billion annual defense bill. NPR's Kelsey Snow reports. It's Trump's first veto defeat of his presidency. The Senate easily surpassed the two thirds majority needed to override the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act. The annual defense bill is a bipartisan staple in Congress. The legislation has been approved with the support of huge majorities for 60 years. Trump vetoed it over a completely unrelated demand. He wanted Congress to repeal a decades old law that social media companies used to limit their liability for content post on their platforms. The New Year's day vote comes as control of the Senate for the next term remains undecided. Republican senators Kelly Leffler and David Perdue are facing runoff elections on January 5th in Georgia. Kelsey Snell. NPR NEWS Washington A Facebook executive who led the tech giant's controversial political advertising policies has left the company NPR's Bobby Allen reports from San Francisco before the November election, Facebook faced a barrage of criticism for allowing misinformation to spread widely on the social network used by a quarter of the world. Facebook was also slam for choosing not to fact check politicians in the run up to the November election. Rob Lowe, Thurn was the public face of that policy and Facebook Subsequent rules around political ads, But now he confirms the NPR that he's leaving on good terms for an unspecified new opportunity. Facebook, meanwhile, has still temporarily paused most political ads after the election over the risk of potential abuse, But it did make an exception for the upcoming Senate runoff races in Georgia. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco The demand for the cove in 19 vaccine is exceptionally high in some parts of Texas, the state has authorized the shots for people over the age of 65 those with chronic conditions like diabetes. Texas Public Radio's Joey Palacios reports..

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Group Behind Alleged Russia Hack Broke Into Microsoft's Internal Systems

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Group Behind Alleged Russia Hack Broke Into Microsoft's Internal Systems

"Systems were hacked in the wide reaching cyberattack perpetuated by a group of suspected Russian agents. MPR's Bobby Allyn has more. Microsoft had previously said it was among 18,000 customers of I T company solar winds to find malware on its systems. But now Microsoft says the Attackers went farther by breaking into its systems. Even viewing closely guarded company source code. The privately held Noah of software questions remain, says Dimitri all parish. He's a cybersecurity expert is that the Microsoft Cloud Service says Is that their Windows operating system is that Microsoft office that would be very helpful to know to understand what source code exactly was. Access. U. S. Authorities are still investigating. The Russia link tact seen as the biggest cyber attack in American history. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS

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"bobby allen" Discussed on KCRW

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02:21 min | 2 years ago

"bobby allen" Discussed on KCRW

"People living in economic desperation, Beginning with longest federal government shutdown in U. S history, Congress is now ending a chaotic session like few others. Microsoft says its internal systems were hacked in the wide reaching cyberattack perpetuated by a group of suspected Russian agents. MPR's Bobby Allyn has more. Microsoft had previously said it was among 18,000 customers of I T company solar winds to find malware on its systems. But now Microsoft says the Attackers went farther by breaking into its systems, even viewing closely guarded company source code. Privately held Noah of software questions remain, says Dimitri All parish. He's a cybersecurity expert is that the Microsoft Cloud Services is that their Windows operating system is that Microsoft office that would be very helpful to know to understand what source code exactly was. Access. U. S. Authorities are still investigating the Russia link tact seen as the biggest cyber attack in American history. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco On Wall Street stocks closed out the year on a high note. NPR's Scott Horsley has details, both of them and the S and P 500 jumped about two thirds of a percent, while the NASDAQ rose more than 1/10 of a percent. The Dow and the S and P finished the year in record territory. The NASDAQ is just shy of its own record close earlier this week. The year and gains cap a remarkable comeback for stocks, which suffered a dizzying decline this spring when the pandemic first took hold in the US since then, rock bottom interest rates and a partial recovery in the economy have investors feeling bullish. The year The Dow is up more than 7%, the S and P gain more than 16% and the tech heavy NASDAQ Index surged. Nearly 44%. Scott Horsley NPR news Washington The Dow today closed at 30,606. This is NPR headed for a four This is KCRW. I'm Matt Gillam. As Orange County continues to shatter covert 19 hospitalization records, local health officials have opened up a mobile hospital to accommodate the overflow patients. Took a team of volunteers eight days to build the tent in the parking lot at U. C I Medical center. The facility adds another 40 beds to the hospitals 400. As of yesterday, it was already half full. We have been stockpiling.

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Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million

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Pinterest Settles Gender Discrimination Suit for $22.5 Million

"Million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit brought by a former executive at the Social Media company. NPR's balmy Allen has more Francoise is Broca is a former top executive at Pinterest, the popular online bookmarking sight. She claims she was paid less than her male colleagues that she was given sexist feedback and that she was cut out of important meetings despite being the chief operating officer. It's the latest workplace controversy at Pinterest, whose chief executive, Ben Silverman, has been accused by other former employees of not doing enough to stop race and gender discrimination. Under the terms of Broca's settlement, Pinterest did not admit to any wrongdoing broke over received $20 million.2.5 million dollars will be donated to groups dedicated to supporting women and other underrepresented groups in the tech industry. Bobby Allen, NPR NEWS San Francisco

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Uber Fires Drivers Based On 'Racially Biased' Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims

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Uber Fires Drivers Based On 'Racially Biased' Star Rating System, Lawsuit Claims

"Uber is facing a new federal lawsuit alleging its star rating system for drivers is racially biased. NPR's Bobby Allen explains. The suit claims the company fires drivers based on passengers. You leave bad reviews for drivers with accents. After New Barad you're asked to review the trip on a scale from 1 to 5. The driver's average rating dips too low uber can terminate the driver. A new suit seeking class action status claims. Riders give uber drivers of color and drivers with accents lower ratings as a form of racial discrimination. The suit is asking the court to stop over from using the writer evaluations to fire drivers. Uber is calling the suit flimsy, saying the star ratings helped the company identified problematic drivers and that there are systems in place to weed out reviews that are racially biased. Next week, California voters will decide whether uber drivers have to be reclassified as employees or remain independent

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The Case Against Google

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The Case Against Google

"We're going to zoom in now on a detail in the lawsuit the Justice Department filed against Google this week. It alleges that Google paid Apple As much as $12 billion to be the default search engine for iPhones. Prosecutors say this proves that Google abused monopoly power to try to keep rivals down. We should mention Apple and Google are both financial supporters of NPR. NPR's Bobby Allen covers tech and joins us now, Bobby. Thanks so much for being with us, you gotta Scott. And what does the government contend the that this payment is evidence Google abuse power. To the heart of the government's case against Google is that it's grown so large it functions like a monopoly like an oil baron, or like a steel magnet. But instead of being an industrialist's, it has huge power over the Internet, which on its face is not illegal, but When a company gains this much power and throws its weight around to make sure nobody else can compete. That's when there are real legal questions, and the Justice Department says That's how Google behaves. One really vivid example of this, at least allegedly, is this $12 billion payment. Google paid that Apple to make sure Google would be the predetermined search engine on every single Apple device. Practical effect. A cz you notice every time somebody buys an iPhone or an iPad and they search for something on the Internet. It's a Google search. Some people might consider that good. Why is it a problem in short? Because if you're a search competitors say, being or duck duck, go or you pick one. You don't get any attention. I mean, how often Scott, are you googling things on your phone, right? I mean, we say right, exactly. So their dominance is baked into the verb. So and the Justice Department points this out and Inside Google Becoming the default search engine was a huge priority. The Justice Department says. Google insiders called the prospect of not getting the deal code red. Google CEO Sundar Finch. I met one on one with Apple's Tim Cook to hammer out the terms of the deal behind closed doors and, according to the court papers, and unidentified senior employees from Google wrote to an Apple counterpart. Quote Our vision is to work as if we are one company. And so I called up former Justice Department antitrust lawyer John Newman and asked Is this collusion? Don't say it's somewhere in the middle. It's not classic collusion, so it's not like to oil companies conspiring to raise the price of oil, for instance, it looks more like One monopolists, agreeing with another company to split the monopoly rent. So we have Google, Annapolis or technically, competitors working together to make each other stronger. What did the company say about it? Cos say, there's nothing stranger illegal about it that companies make deals all the time to get the best distribution for their products on DH. Apple just decided that Google simply was the best partner to work with. On Google says Look, people like Google, right. Its dominance and strength is the result of just how great it ISS On DH, former Justice Department lawyer Newman says. Yeah, you could be the best. But that is not an argument to not give others a fair shot. If it is true that Google will win out on a competitive playing field, and it may be Even in a competitive market. A lot of people would like to use Google. But even if that's true, that's not a reason to leave the competitive Plainfield uneven.

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House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy 'monopoly power' and recommend big changes

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House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy 'monopoly power' and recommend big changes

"Apple and Amazon are on the defensive after a report from House Democrats. It accused them of acting like monopolies. NPR's Bobby Allen tells us the report calls for a legal changes that could lead to the break up of the big tech firms. More than 400 Page report says the Silicon Valley Giants abuse their dominant market position by running over their rivals or acquiring them. Bomb makers say that leads to less competition and hurts consumers. The report concluded that big text power hits entire industries. For instance, since Google and Facebook control most digital advertising huge amounts of revenue has been siphoned away from the news industry, the report says. That's contributed to declines in news coverage and layoffs. Lawmakers are calling for antitrust laws to be overhauled to rein in the companies and prevent future mergers. The company's released statements saying the changes proposed in the report would hurt the U. S economy. Bobby Allen. NPR NEWS SAN Francisco The tech companies

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U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, Hours Before It Was Set To Start

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03:32 min | 2 years ago

U.S. Judge Halts Trump's TikTok Ban, Hours Before It Was Set To Start

"Well tiktok lives in US apps stores at least for another day, a federal judge in Washington, sided with the company last night blocking President Trump's order that bans the video sharing app the trump administration. Let's remember caused the APP a national security threat and it's fighting in court to Block Tick Tock Chinese parent company Bite, dance from operating the APP in the US either by banning it outright or forcing a sale to a domestic buyer, we NPR tech reporter Bobby. Allen here morning Bobby Morning David Okay. So what is this court decision? What does it mean? So the judge put the brakes on a ban that was going to. Like you said, prevent any new downloads of Tiktok that was supposed to take effect at midnight Sunday and the judge didn't explained his rationale for the ruling. But TIKTOK lawyers argued in a hearing just over the weekend that shutting it down would be like shutting down a modern version of the town square. They said that's Kintu silencing speech and there sure is a lot of expression on Tiktok David I mean it's the fastest growing in the world. You know it has some hundred million users in the US. So all those users can now breathe a sigh of relief they can keep posting their lips thinking and other ridiculous videos. For now, that since such an important relief for so many people going for these these times of isolation. You Save for now that's important. Right? I mean this. This might not be the final word at all. Net. Yeah, exactly. So this is a breather for Tiktok buys them time before there's a more extensive hearing on trump's ban, and in the note here that the White House is not backing down from that band but as is winds its way through the courts. There's one very important date and that is November twelfth. That's when Tiktok has to find American buyer or disappear for real in the US Tick Tock, was hoping that the judge would also push back that date, but the judge said, no, we're sticking to the November Twelfth Day. When we heard so much about that potential deal was supposed to keep Tiktok live in the US for good. What what's the latest there? Yeah. There was hope at one point you know parties were racing towards an agreement, but then things sort of went south pretty quickly. trump gave the green light to software company Oracle to take a stake in Tiktok and Walmart was going to be a major investor. But then over in Beijing Bite damps which owns tiktok said, hey, hey, not so fast we don't WanNa lose control of the biggest. APP. To ever come out of China. So talks have stalled but you know the parties having given up. They're still discussing how they can maybe resolve this, but the stakes are so high David for Tiktok I mean, even a temporary ban could mean ninety percent of tiktok users will quit and join the competitors you know in in light of this happening many other apps have cropped up that see opportunity here trying to take you know the users who you maybe think Tiktok might go away and hope that they jump over to their platform. What about this basic question bobby. Is Data safe on Tiktok if we're using the United States yeah. This is at the very heart of the debate. You know the trump administration says, having a Chinese owner creates a national security risk since China's government has unfettered access to private business in the country, and there is a consensus among experts that that's a real concern but the particular threat from Tiktok that's lot shakier. The White House has never offered ironclad evidence that can definitely get its hands on the data of Americans and Tiktok says it's shielded because none of the data is stored on Chinese soil. And most of its data on Americans is encrypted. That's said David None of those assurances are cooling the heat from the White House. All right, this journey continues NPR's. Bobby. Bobby thanks so much for covering it. You gotta thanks David.

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TikTok Awaits Judge's Ruling on Whether U.S. Can Ban Downloads

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TikTok Awaits Judge's Ruling on Whether U.S. Can Ban Downloads

"Federal judge in Washington, decides today whether President? Trump's ban of Chinese owned APP TIKTOK can begin at midnight NPR's Bobby. Allen. Reports. Justice Department lawyers will today ask a federal judge to allow hugely popular APP Tiktok to be greatly restricted in the US trump officials want to prevent people in the US from downloading tiktok for updates to the APP to stop and for contracts with American servers to be terminated the white. House says China's Gary Government can use TIKTOK to spy on Americans but. TIKTOK, says that theory isn't supported by evidence experts say a Chinese intrusion is possible in theory but Tiktok has done a lot to protect Americans information. A deal to save tiktok appears to be stalled tick Tock says even a short term ban? Could result in ninety percent of its users quitting Bobby Allen NPR news. San

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United States bans Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat

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United States bans Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat

"Administration says it will ban all US business transactions with the Chinese owned ABS. We chat and Tic TAC starting this weekend. NPR's Bobby Allen reports, the apse have raised national security concerns in Washington starting Sunday, Americans will not be able to download TIC tac updates to the APP will also stop. For those who already have the popular video sharing app. It will still work but could get slow or buggy. The Trump Administration's crackdown on TIC Tac comes as software company. Oracle and Wal Mart are still in talks to come up with a deal to save the APP. The White House says. If a deal is not reached by early November, tic TAC will be completely banned in the U. S. Tic Tac says Trump's action is unjust and vowed to try to overturn the president's action in federal court.

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Netflix adds 26 million new users

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03:23 min | 2 years ago

Netflix adds 26 million new users

"Dot com slash NPR to learn more. Now, as the fight against the coronavirus continues, many people are spending a lot more time at home and that means big business for Netflix. The video streaming giant added twenty six, million new users so far this year pushing it subscriber base to near two, hundred million. CEO Credits the company's Unorthodox. For its rise NPR's bobby. Allen. has a closer look. Unlimited, vacation submitting expenses without approval being promoted for criticizing your company. These are the perks of working for net Netflix says CEO Reed. Hastings it's risky trusting employees as much as we do giving them as much freedom as we do. But it's essential in creative companies where you have much greater risk of from lack of innovation in his new book. No rules rules he's things discusses his guiding principle the keeper test the idea is to ask your boss if I wanted to leave how hard would you fight to keep me if the answer is not very hard, maybe it's time for you to go our culture memos says things like adequate performance gets A. Generous. Severance package but the ruthless culture has some employees constantly looking over their shoulder. One former Netflix's employee told me he lived in constant fear of losing his job and that people of Color didn't feel as empowered to offer frank feedback as his white colleagues. He eventually quit hastings says people of all backgrounds rise in the company. But NETFLIX's isn't for everyone those who feel fear tend to check out because it's an unpleasant feeling. And really it's best suited for people who can acknowledge intellectually the risks. But in fact, they're so joyful about playing with great teammates. There are certainly versions of this that would clearly be completely destructive. Right Jonathan. Knee is a Columbia business school professor and former investment banker. He likes Netflix's culture. He says, it's actually better than what happens in most American offices people are not rewarded forgiving feedback. There's going to be emotions human beings somebody's gonNa cry you know something you just don't want like you know what? Let's just wait this mercilus approach is also applied to shows netflix's produces. Mom, what are we doing here? Your father's laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel where you gonNA wake up to your white privilege man, and then maybe later you can show me how to turn into a bat Yam's kind of Maine I'm obsessed with her. Those were the trailers for Ozark dear, white people and one day at a time all acclaimed shows and all ended by Netflix's in the last two years. However, polarizing Netflix's has taken off like a rocket ship. NETFLIX's big push into original programming with award winning movies and Buzzy shows like Tiger King have made Netflix's prophets speed pass traditional Hollywood studios. We do attribute that to the culture, but hastings admits the culture can be tough even on him. Hastings leadership style was once described as being quote unencumbered by emotion and he told me a vice president at the company wants. told him. He isn't a good listener and he's empathetic which I have say even you know at my level of success, it

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TikTok ditches Microsoft talks

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TikTok ditches Microsoft talks

"Media is reporting that American companies Microsoft and Oracle will not acquire the U. S operations of the video sharing platform. TIC TAC as NPR's Bobby Allen reports, the popular APP could be shut down in the U. S. If it doesn't find a buyer soon. Microsoft says its bid to take over TIC Tac was rejected by bite dance that's Tic Tac's Beijing based parent company. Software company, Oracle placed a separate bid, but its status is uncertain. Under an order signed by President Trump, Tic Tac, has just days to sell its U. S operations to an American firm. Talks have been complicated by China. Passing new regulations restricting how tic tac secret sauce algorithm can be exported. Tic TAC has become something of a punching bag and Trump's trade war with China. The White House says TIC TAC raises privacy and national security concerns because of its Chinese ownership, But Ticktock says those fears are merely political. Bobby Allen NPR NEWS SAN Francisco Japan's

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ByteDance Rejects Offers For TikTok's U.S. Operations

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04:11 min | 2 years ago

ByteDance Rejects Offers For TikTok's U.S. Operations

"There are just days left for Tiktok if it's not sold to an American company, the video sharing APP will be banned in the US. Microsoft was seen as the most likely buyer but TIKTOK Cheney's parent company has now rejected Microsoft's offer. NPR's Bobby Ellen joins us with the latest Bobby Good Morning. Hey, good morning. There was all kinds of talk about this big deal with Microsoft. What happened to it? Yes. So in short, it was turned down by bite dance. If you remember that's tiktok based parent company and you know this really hurt Microsoft Microsoft was really gunning to choir tiktok and it's because it would have been a gold mine of data on young people on one of the world's fastest growing APPS. Microsoft has the money and the technical know how to operate it. But yeah, in a statement Sunday Microsoft says it's offer was And they didn't explain why but they did say their proposal would have protected national security interests, which is how we ended up here in the first place. So. Let's talk about this deadline I mean president trump has said that tiktok poses a national security threat because it's operated out of China. The president is saying that he's GonNa Force Tiktok to to to shut down if they can't sell it to an American operation. So I, mean now that this Microsoft deal has fallen through what happens. Right, so trump says tiktok has no choice but to find a buyer by Tuesday. So tomorrow but an executive order, the president signed talk actually has another five days after that but that's not really much time in the dealmaking world to try to figure this out. Right. So I mean Microsoft having its offer rejected definitely makes it more likely that tick tock. Forever in the US, but it's still could be saved. Right. Rachel is not lost. Others are still in talks with Tiktok do we know who the others are? Yes. So The Wall Street Journal reports that talk is expected to name a software company Oracle as its quote trusted tech partner. Now, what does that mean I have no idea and most people don't know either. Now Chinese State TV has another take out today they're saying that neither Microsoft Oracle will be buying tick tock. It's unclear how definitive that report is but in any case, oracle would a really odd partner here I, mean it sells database products to mostly businesses that has no experience operating social media company. It doesn't even sell any major consumer products analysts. Dan is was among the technology watchers I talked to who is equally as confused the Oracle Technology Partnership, which I think too many. Still a head scratcher is that enough to keep this apple lives. Right. So that's the key question is whatever oracle and Tiktok hammered out enough to satisfy the trump administration so that they will cool their pressure on the APP and let it survive. We just don't know yet. In, China itself has has sort of thrown a wrench into this rate doing some things that are delaying talks. That's right. Yeah. So in the middle of these talks, China passed a new rule restricting how a foreign buyer say an American company like Microsoft would. Could could take on a Chinese algorithm and Tiktok is popular because it has this amazing algorithm right I mean it's really seen as kind of the secret sauce of TIKTOK. It's what makes it very personalized. It's what makes you know videos just go viral really really fast. So can talk be sold without its treasured algorithm would tick dog even be Tiktok without i. mean these are really big questions right now and just to end just to step back how exceptional is the situation now with president trump putting this kind of pressure on a private company. Yeah I mean unprecedented as you know, Rachel's term, we hear thrown around a lot in the trump era and I don't think it would be a stretch to use it here I mean the president using the power of his office to force in overseas company to sell its business in the US, is very, very unusual but still that's the situation Tiktok is now facing. NPR's Bobby Allen. Thank you. Thank you Rachel.

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